POLL ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATION 10.09.2020

1.) Shivaji’s Agra Adventure was planned by

A. Jai Singh
B. Shayista Khan
C. Afzal Khan
D. Mir Jumla

Ans: A

2.) Who composed the song ‘Sare Jahan Se Achha Hindostan hamara’?

A. Bhagat Singh
B. Josh Malihabadi
C. Chandra Shekhar Azad
D. Mohammed Iqbal

Ans: D

3.) The crop which was not known to Vedic people is

A. rice
B. barley
C. tobacco
D. wheat

Ans: B

Detail: Dantidurga (735’756 CE), also known as
Dantivarman or Dantidurga II was the founder of
the Rashtrakuta Empire of Manyakheta. His
capital was based in Gulbarga region of
Karnataka. He was succeeded by his uncle
Krishna I who extended his kingdom to all of
Karnataka.

4.) The caste system of India was created for :

A. occupational division of labour
B. economic uplift
C. recognition of the dignity of labour
D. immobility of labour

Ans: A

Detail: The caste system is a system of division
of labour and power in human society. It is a
system of social stratification, and a basis for
affirmative action. Historically, it defined
communities into thousands of endogamous
hereditary groups called Jatis. The Jatis were
grouped by the Brahmanical texts under the four
well-known caste categories (the varnas): viz
Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Shudras.

5.) Epigraphy means

A. The study of inscriptions
B. The study of coins
C. The study of geography
D. The study of epics

Ans: A

Detail: Epigraphy is the study of inscriptions on
rocks, pillars, temple walls, copper plates and
other writing material. It is the study of
inscriptions or epigraphs as writing; it is the
science of identifying graphemes, clarifying their
meanings, classifying their uses according to
dates and cultural contexts, and drawing
conclusions about the writing and the writers. It
serves as primary documentary evidence to
establish legal, socio-cultural, literary,
archaeological, and historical antiquity on the
basis of engravings.

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